Rolling Hills – MLS Area #166

Palos Verdes real estate area 166 is actually the entire city of Rolling Hills which is an entirely gated city with private roads and three guarded gates.  The gates are located at Palos Verdes Drive North, Palos Verdes Drive East, and Crest Road.  Rolling Hills extends from Palos Verdes Drive North to the top of the Peninsula and over the crest down the south side of the Peninsula to above the Portuguese Bend area, and then from Westfield/Crenshaw Blvd to Rancho Palos Verdes on the east.  You can only access the city by permit and all guests must be authorized from a resident for entrance.  On the South side of Rolling Hills and above the Portuguese Bend area is a landslide area called the Flying Triangle.

Originally Rolling Hills was developed with the idea of individual dude ranches. On a trip to Virginia, Frank Vanderlip became interested in the architecture of the town of Williamsburg and so he had built 14 homes following their colonial styles and named the street Williamsburg Lane near the front gate.

The lots in Rolling Hills are usually greater than one acre and many include multi acreage properties.  This is an equestrian city with 23 miles of private trail system.  The homes are required to be one level, ranch style homes and painted white.  Split levels are accomplished by under grounding.  The border fences must be white three rail.  Like other areas of the Peninsula, there are no street lights or sidewalks.  Most homes here are on septic systems.

The city is maintained through the Rolling Hills Community Association.  The RHCA provides the community with two riding rings and 3 tennis courts at the main gate location.  The county of Los Angeles maintains a fire station on Crest Road.  Rolling Hills is part of the Peninsula school system but does not actually have any school sites within its gates.  Rancho del Mar continuation high school is located in Rolling Hills but has acces outside the Crest Road gate.

Currently there are 20 homes for sale in this area.  They range from $1,499,000 for a 3 bedroom/4 bath, 3,368 square foot home, to $7,490,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath 8,610 square foot home.

Photo courtesy of Rolling Hills

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